7 November 2007,
Price realised USD 97,000
USD 80,000 - USD 120,000
Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Buste de femme
signed and dated 'H Matisse 8/42' (upper left)
pen and India ink on paper
20 5/8 x 16 in. (52.4 x 40.6 cm.)
Drawn in Nice, August 1942
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Wanda de Guébriant has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Family of the artist.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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